The Readings, The Meetings…

Dear Friends of The Poetry Project,

We hope that the fact that you have found this blog post on our website means that our mission to promote, foster and inspire the reading and writing of contemporary poetry has meaning to you, so please take a moment and consider making a fully tax-deductible year-end contribution to The Poetry Project in whatever amount has significance for you.

Your gift will have a huge impact on our ability to foster groundbreaking work and create a supportive community for poets though our reading series, workshops, publications and special events.

Even as we honor our past through project like The Poetry Project Oral History Project, we celebrate our future by finding new ways to supporting emerging poets. We have just learned that our new Fellowship Program – an opportunity to formalize the distinct yet unspoken pedagogical aspect of The Poetry Project’s programs – will be supported by The Jerome Foundation!

At The Poetry Project we maintain the belief that a poet reading his or her work to an open audience is a revolutionary act that is vital to our culture. Please show your support by donating today. Creating time and space for poets to do this work is at the heart of The Poetry Project’s existence.  We hope that those of you are near will be able to join us for some of our upcoming events, and those who send love from afar, please check our site for more videos, MP3s and photographs.

Warm Wishes,
Stacy Szymaszek, Artistic Director
Gillian McCain, Board President